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Reports from O.D. Sanchez and Colleagues Advance Knowledge in Pathology (Expectations and limitations of contemporary intravascular imaging: lessons...

July 7, 2014



Reports from O.D. Sanchez and Colleagues Advance Knowledge in Pathology (Expectations and limitations of contemporary intravascular imaging: lessons learned from pathology)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cardiovascular Week -- A new study on Pathology is now available. According to news reporting out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Acute coronary syndrome is the leading cause of death worldwide and plaque rupture is the most common underlying mechanism of coronary thrombosis. During the last 2 decades the understanding of atherosclerotic plaque progression advanced dramatically and pathology studies provided fundamental insights of underlying plaque morphology, which paved the way for invasive imaging modalities, which bring a new area of atherosclerotic plaque characterization in vivo."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "The development of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) allowed the field to evaluate the principles of vascular anatomy, which is often underestimated by coronary angiography. Furthermore, IVUS image technologies were developed to obtain improved characterization of plaque composition. However, since spatial resolution of IVUS is insufficient to distinguish details of plaque morphology, a broad adoption of this technology in clinical practice was missing."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Optical coherence tomography is a light-based imaging modality with higher spatial resolution compared to IVUS, which enables the assessment of vascular anatomy with great detail."

For more information on this research see: Expectations and limitations of contemporary intravascular imaging: lessons learned from pathology. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 2014;12(5):601-11 (see also Pathology).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting O.D. Sanchez, CVPath, 19 Firstfield road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, United States. Additional authors for this research include K. Sakakura, F. Otsuka, K. Yahagi, R. Virmani and M. Joner.

Keywords for this news article include: Maryland, Angiology, Pathology, Gaithersburg, United States, Intravascular, North and Central America.

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Source: Cardiovascular Week


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